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Energy Recycling: A Bridge to the Clean Energy Future

by Robert U. Ayres & Edward H. Ayres

This Element is an excerpt from Crossing the Energy Divide (ISBN: 9780137015443) by Robert U. Ayres and Edward H. Ayres. Available in print and digital formats.

 

How to reuse the enormous amounts of energy...


Evolution: A View from the 21st Century

by James A. Shapiro

 

James A. Shapiro proposes an important new paradigm for understanding biological evolution, the core organizing principle of biology. Shapiro introduces crucial new molecular evidence that tests the conventional...


Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk

by Haig H. Kazazian

This book thoroughly reviews our current scientific understanding of the significant role that mobile genetic elements play in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms–from plants and animals to...


Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?, Portable Documents

by Paul J. H. Schoemaker & Joyce A. Schoemaker

The key scientific discoveries of the 21st century will emerge from the biosciences. These discoveries will impact our lives in ways we can only now begin to imagine. In this book, two of the field's leading...


It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life is Making Us Sick

by Greg Gibson

Human beings have astonishing genetic vulnerabilities. More than half of us will die from complex diseases that trace directly to those vulnerabilities, and the modern world we’ve created places us at unprecedented...


Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Ecological Footprints and Green Prospects

by Victor R. Savage

This collection of essays on environment and climate change within Asia is written by faculty members to mark the celebration of the 10th Anniversary (2001–2011) of the National University of Singapore’s...


Curious Folks Ask 2: Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond, Portable Documents

by Sherry Seethaler

Why do lizards do pushups? What will happen if the Earth’s magnetic field reverses? How does water get from the roots to the tops of trees? Why and how do stars die? Is there really such a thing as the green...


What Is a Good Beer?

by Charles W. Bamforth

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing (9780137065073) by Charles W. Bamforth. Available in print...


Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: The Craft, Culture, and Ethos of Brewing, Portable Documents

by Charles W. Bamforth

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer....


Brains: How They Seem to Work

by Dale Purves

For 50 years, the world’s most brilliant neuroscientists have struggled to understand how human brains really work. Today, says Dale Purves, the dominant research agenda may have taken us as far as it can--and...


Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are

by Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

Neuroscientists once believed your brain was essentially "locked down" by adulthood. No new cells. No major changes. If you grew up depressed, angry, sad, aggressive, or nasty, you'd be that way for life. And,...


Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold

by Jack Rudloe & Anne Rudloe

The story of shrimp is as delicious as the creatures themselves. Renowned nature writers Jack and Anne Rudloe tell that story with passion, revealing a hidden history that has spanned millennia. You’ll discover...


Crossing the Energy Divide: Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a Clean-Energy Future

by Robert U. Ayres & Edward H. Ayres

If we continue our highly inefficient, dangerous energy usage, we’re headed for both economic and environmental catastrophe. However, the hard truth is that alternative fuels can’t fully replace fossil fuels...


Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today

by David P. Clark

In Germs, Genes and Civilization, Dr. David Clark tells the story of the microbe-driven epidemics that have repeatedly molded our human destinies. You'll discover how your genes have been shaped through millennia...


Learn Good Business Writing and Communication (Collection)

by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz & Stephen R. Covey

The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing shows you how to master the art of effective business communication replacing the old standards of jargon, pomposity, and grammar drills with a simple, quick,...


Options Trading for the Institutional Investor: Managing Risk in Financial Institutions

by Michael C. Thomsett

To protect portfolios in today's volatile and uncertain market environment, institutional investors need to hedge losses, create extra sources of income, and reduce risk. In his extensively updated and expanded...


Learn the Impact of Global Trends (Collection)

by Michael E. Watson, Sara Lewis & Peter Cacioppi

Using strategic supply chain network design, companies can achieve dramatic savings from their supply chains. Now, experts at IBM and Northwestern University have brought together both the rigorous principles...


Building Sustainability Into Your Organization (Collection)

by Peter A. Soyka, Arthur V. Hill & Robert Palevich

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art techniques for building more sustainable, higher-performing organizations… now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!

 

Three 100% practical primers help...


Germs, Genes, and Bacteria: How They Influence Modern Life (Collection)

by David P. Clark, Greg Gibson & Anne Maczulak

Breakthrough bioscience and its implications: 3 extraordinary boks take you to the cutting edge of biology, genetics, evolution, and human health

 

Three remarkable books take you to the cutting edge of biology,...


Epigenetics in Health and Disease

by Igor Kovalchuk & Olga Kovalchuk

This is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-understand introduction to modern epigenetics. Authored by two active researchers in the field, it introduces key concepts one step at a time, enabling...